There was a gala held September 29, 2013 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. It was dubbed the 50/40/30/18 Celebration. Here is the significance of those numbers:
50 years since Emmanuel Episcopal began its ministry at the Fullerton YMCA
40 years since Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool opened its doors.
30 years since Father Rob Bethancourt, the rector arrived at Emmanuel.
18 years since Mother Lyn Crow, the associate rector arrived at Emmanuel.
There was lots to celebrate, lots to be grateful for. Most of all we are grateful for the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit during all those years of ministry. We are grateful for Father Paul Edwards and his ministry as rector for the first 31 years. Grateful for all the amazing people who have attended through the years and who are the church. Grateful for the incredible ministry that has been and continues to be done through these people. Grateful above all that Emmanuel is a “Grace Place”, a place where the grace and love of God can be experienced. And of course, grateful to be a part of the wonderful city of Fullerton.
The celebration was held Sunday September 29th, 2013 beginning with the church service at 9:00 am and followed by a BBQ, lots of entertainment, a bounce house for the kids, and a silent auction. Emmanuel alumni came from all corners of the nation to celebrate with us.